William Jerdan

Standard Name: Jerdan, William

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships L. E. L.
LEL was strongly suspected of having an extra-marital affair with her mentor and publisher William Jerdan , beginning some time in the early 1820s and extending at least until 1834.
Lawford, Cynthia. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 18, pp. 36 - 7.
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Family and Intimate relationships L. E. L.
Spiteful rumours resurfaced about her relationship with William Jerdan , and there are reports that William Maginn circulated some compromising letters she had written. Forster pressed her to marry immediately, but instead she broke off...
Family and Intimate relationships Dinah Mulock Craik
Thomas Mulock was a poet, essayist, and pamphleteer who published throughout his life. As a young man he wrote articles for the Sun which impressed William Jerdan , and he soon also began producing pamphlets...
Family and Intimate relationships John Forster
In 1834 JF became engaged to the popular poet L.E.L . Their nuptials were soon called off by L.E.L when rumours that she had had an affair with William Jerdan resurfaced. Forster pressed for a...
Family and Intimate relationships L. E. L.
It seems that LEL may have given birth in secret to Ella Stuart , the first of three illegitmate children with William Jerdan .
Lawford, Cynthia. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 18, pp. 36 - 7.
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Friends, Associates Agnes Strickland
They began to build a network of literary friends and potential supporters: Thomas Campbell , Robert Southey , Charles Lamb , editor William Jerdan , and even more helpfully women like Barbara Hofland , Jane
Friends, Associates Eliza Cook
Her literary friends included Alfred Henry Forrester (Alfred Crowquill), for whose album she wrote a poem, and William Jerdan , who gave her valuable advice about her work. She visited with American poet...
Friends, Associates Eliza Mary Hamilton
She was introduced to William Wordsworth through her brother , and Wordsworth visited the Hamilton siblings at Dunsink in August 1829.
Blain, Virginia. “Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Eliza Mary Hamilton, and the Genealogy of the Victorian Poetess”. Victorian Poetry, No. 1, pp. 31 -51.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
She also knew Maria Edgeworth , Felicia Hemans , and publisher William Jerdan. .
Blain, Virginia. “Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Eliza Mary Hamilton, and the Genealogy of the Victorian Poetess”. Victorian Poetry, No. 1, pp. 31 -51.
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Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Cook
At some point, apparently after her career had become well-established, EC received from William Jerdan , editor of the Literary Gazette and an early booster of her work, the advice (which she felt important enough...
Leisure and Society L. E. L.
The scandalous satirical magazine The Wasp publicly linked LEL with the married William Jerdan , editor of the Literary Gazette, implying that she had recently gone to the country to have his child.
L. E. L.,. “Critical Materials”. Letitia Elizabeth Landon: Selected Writings, edited by Jerome McGann and Daniel Riess, Broadview, 1997, p. various pages.
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Stephenson, Glennis. Letitia Landon: The Woman Behind L.E.L. Manchester University Press, 1995.
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Lawford, Cynthia. “Diary”. London Review of Books, No. 18, pp. 36 - 7.
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Sypher, Francis Jacques. Letitia Elizabeth Landon: A Biography. Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 2004.
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Literary responses L. E. L.
Owing in large part to an article in The Wasp on 7 October 1826, reception of LEL's work was adversely affected in some quarters by rumours that her relationship with William Jerdan was sexual and...
Literary responses Anna Eliza Bray
On November 1820 the first review of Letters appeared in the Literary Gazette. William Jerdan offered a highly favourable review, and claimed that AEB 's name could be counted among other distinguished female writers.
Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Kempe, John A.Editor , Chapman and Hall, 1884.
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Literary responses Mary Howitt
Among much critical condemnation of The Seven Temptations (and particular harshness from William Jerdan ),
Woodring, Carl Ray. Victorian Samplers: William and Mary Howitt. University of Kansas Press, 1952.
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the Athenæum acknowledged that we have gone through the whole volume with sincere pleasure, and judged that MH exhibited...
Textual Production L. E. L.
Family contact with editor and neighbour William Jerdan led to this publication, when the Landons realized their daughter's potential to bring economic gain to the family.
L. E. L.,. “Critical Materials”. Letitia Elizabeth Landon: Selected Writings, edited by Jerome McGann and Daniel Riess, Broadview, 1997, p. various pages.
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Stephenson, Glennis. Letitia Landon: The Woman Behind L.E.L. Manchester University Press, 1995.
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Timeline

1827
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